curd preparation

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  1. sanravi_1970

    sanravi_1970 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi all
    Is it possible to make curd like we do in India, i have tried so many ways by using whole milk or low fat yogurt but didnt get a curd as in India. The resulting curd is stringy and seems to be like mucus.. How do u all make curd?
    Need ur suggestions in this pls..
    thanks
     
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  2. Tulasi

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    Hi,
    Normally i boil the milk for about 12 mins in mw then cool it and put again for 1 min in mw. and put the spoon full of curd in the milk and put in the warm oven( preheat the oven for few mintues). It will set in 4 to 5 hours..just taste like curd in India...

    Tulasi
     
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    Hi sanravi,
    When i landed in US i too thought making curd at home wud be difficult..
    I bought greek island yoghurt form trader joe's and set my curd and it tastes just like the curd we make in india..
    I usually dont preheat my oven..Instead i switch on the oven light..I boil the milk and when its slightly warm i'll pour the a tbsp of curd mixed with lil water and keep it inthe oven..
    HTH
    Ramya
     
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    You can prepare curd by warming it to a mild temperature and then you can add either a small (of the size of a nut) imli or half a piece of green chilli and allow it to form curds overnight. In India, my mother used to ferment curds when no curd is available at all using the above method.

    Regards,

    TDU
     
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    Hi,

    I normally boil the milk for about 10 mins in mw and keep it aside till it becomes lukewarm and then add 1 tsp curd, mix it and add one red chilli and will keep it in the mw overnight.
    it will be like the curd which we make in india.
    hope this helps.
     
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    I know the method of making curd but the fact is if i use whole milk yogurt or low fat yogurt or the buttermilk, the resulting curd i get is sticky like mucus :-(

    So which yogurt u all use as a culture, so that u dont get that stringy curd..
     
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    Hi Ramya

    Do we get the greek island yogurt in stop & stop or walmart. Cos i dont know whether trader's joe is there in and around our place.
     
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    For the best taste try home made curd already tulasi & slp advice U. Before i used to buy yogurt but since i started making at home i didn't like any other curd. & Market yogurt usually added with preservatives.
     
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    Hi everyone

    I get Indian Curd in my Indian Store, a brand called Verka (from punjab)... generally the tubs of this curd disappear in seconds in our Indian Sotre.. so i do prepare curd at home also...curd prepared from that turn out to be real good...

    ~Abha
     
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    Hi,
    I havent seen greek curd in the walmart at our place..If u dont get that yoghurt u can try KNudsen brand butter milk..I think its available in almost all the grocery stores
    Cheers
    RAmya





     

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